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  • Cannabis Art Exhibit in Boulder

    “As an artist, there’s a sweet jump-starting quality to [marijuana] for me. I’ve often felt telepathic and receptive to inexplicable messages my whole life. I can stave those off when I’m not high. When I’m high – well, they come in and there’s less of a veil, so to speak. So if ever I need […]

  • Election 2017: Colorado and Cannabis

    Tuesday, November 7th was Election Day across the country, and three cities – Alamosa, Monte Vista, and Rocky Ford – in southern Colorado voted on allowing cannabis sales. Alamosa residents voted against allowing either medical or retail cannabis stores in their city, as did Monte Vista. Rocky Ford already allowed medical sales, and its residents […]

  • The VA, Veterans, and Cannabis

    In this week leading up to Veteran’s Day, The Green Solution® is thinking about the men and women who serve or have served in the armed forces. We continue to watch for legislation that could impact our veterans, especially when it comes to their ability to legally use cannabis to alleviate symptoms of PTSD. On […]

  • How Free is Speech?

    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects one of the most fundamental and precious rights of American citizens – the right to free speech. That extends, of course, to freedom of the press. But does it always? That’s the question being debated at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois after the school […]

  • Second Annual TGS Food Drive

    During this month of gratitude and giving back, we want you to know that The Green Solution® cares. That’s why we’re sponsoring the Second Annual TGS Food Drive to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR). You can participate in this new tradition by donating cans of food at any of The Green Solution’s 13 […]

  • Veteran’s Day: A Family Story

    Veteran’s Day is a time to honor those who have served in The United States Armed Forces. It is a holiday that brothers Nick and Eric Speidell, co-founders of The Green Solution®, hold very close to their hearts. When the Iraq War started in 2003, Nick Speidell felt obligated to have a representative of the […]

  • CBD, MMJ, and the NBA

    Al Harrington played 16 seasons with the NBA, but now he’s all about cannabis. The star player estimates that 70% of NBA players, coaches, and owners smoke marijuana, but he maintains he was among the 30% that didn’t – until his botched knee surgery. A friend recommended he try CBD in place of the myriad […]

  • Cold Weather Remedy: NectarBee® Tincture in Your Hot Drink

    Brrrrr. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s cold on a November morning in Denver, but it was warm last week, so cut us some slack for being chilled to the bone today. Weather like this thrills a lot of Coloradoans because it heralds the looming kickoff of ski/snowboarding season. But some of us […]

  • New Jersey Senator Cory Booker’s Battle for Cannabis Justice

    We’ve previously written about New Jersey senator Cory Booker’s introduction of the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 which seeks to “amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marijuana, and for other purposes.” Senator Booker reiterated his stance on legalization in a video message played […]

  • Halloween History – And a Sweet Deal for You

    Halloween is less than a week away, and The Green Solution® is treating you to something sweet – if you have a Loyalty Card, that is! For three days only (Monday, October 30 – Wednesday, November 1st), Loyalty Card members will get an extra 10% off. If you’re ordering online, just enter Loyalty10 as the […]

  • New Kids on the Block

    420 is BACK on the block. 2017 saw a phenomenally successful inaugural year of 420 on the Block, and the festival’s organizers are eager to expand the experience into something even greater in 2018.  At The Green Solution®, we’re as excited as you are about the big event, and we wish we could give you […]

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    So Fresh and So Green

    You may have noticed that The Green Solution® has changed the way we package our flower. Have you wondered why? Simply put, it’s all about being fresh and green – both good things. Our nifty new containers utilize nitrogen packaging. If you’re like me, you may wonder what the heck that even means. Here’s the […]

  • This is Halloween

    Halloween is nearly upon us, and The Green Solution® has put together a list of five spooktacular Colorado events to fill your dark and scary nights (and days) through the rest of October. You’re bound to find something delightful and/or frightful here! The Eye Ball. TGS recently expanded our family of stores to Fort Collins, […]

  • Around the World with Cannabis

    In previous months, The Green Solution® has taken a look at global cannabis culture, specifically the rules and regulations governing the herb in Uruguay and Japan. This month we’re turning our attention to Portugal, a country considered to have some of the most liberal drug laws in the world. The drug policy of Portugal as […]

  • Opioid-Related Deaths Down in Colorado Since Legalization of Cannabis

    A major new study published in the American Journal of Public Health indicates that opioid deaths in Colorado have dropped since the legalization of marijuana. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” the study states. And while other studies have shown an […]

  • Puff, Puff, Lend

    With the rapid spread of legalization across the country, it makes sense that public libraries are stocking up on books and multimedia materials related to cannabis. And as ground zero for legalization, Colorado’s libraries are leading the movement. Anythink Libraries (a consortium of Adams County Public Libraries) recently hosted a panel on Careers in Cannabis, […]

  • It’s Friday the 13th…Are You Scared?

    Happy Friday the 13th! At The Green Solution®, we’re rather fond of the number 13, as we currently have 13 locations up and running to meet your cannabis needs. And who doesn’t like Fridays? But maybe you fear Friday the 13th. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. There are two words to describe a […]

  • Spooky Events Ahead!

    Well, we’ve had our first snow of the season in Denver, so we’re definitely careening toward the holidays now, and that means festivities galore are afoot. The biggest holiday of the year for The Green Solution® is 4/20, and that’s six months away. But in the meantime, we’re co-sponsoring tons of spectacular events to help […]

  • Delicious New Truffles Are Here!

    Truffles have a long and storied history as one of the world’s most decadent (read: expensive) foods, and as such, they’re sometimes referred to as “the diamond of the kitchen.” Of course, that term refers to the subterranean fungus that trained hogs dig for (sounds yummy, right?), the ones that sell for around $100 an […]

  • Boas, Blunts, and Bloodshed

    Do you love a good mystery? The roaring 20s? Cannabis? Then do I have an event for you! The Green Solution® is partnering with Irie Weddings and Events to host an exclusive evening of murder mystery dinner theater and it’s going to be the bee’s knees. On the evening of Tuesday, October 17th, guests will […]

  • Remembering Tom Petty, Rock Star and Cannabis Enthusiast

    We’ve lost another rock star, and this one was known for his advocacy for cannabis. By now you’ve probably heard of the loss of the great Tom Petty earlier this week, and maybe you’re aware of his marijuana-friendly lyrics. Here’s a look at a few ways Mr. Petty celebrated our favorite plant during his life […]

  • Cannabis Prohibition and Racial Inequality

    For those of us fortunate enough to live in a state like Colorado, cannabis prohibition seems like a relic of the past. For us, obtaining medical or even recreational marijuana is as easy as going to The Green Solution® and choosing from the vast array of products there. But we should remain aware of the […]

  • Cannabis Use on the Rise Among Parents

    “Sometimes I feel like I can’t complete one thought, let alone the 25 requests my kids have just made. Pot has the same effect on me as 20 minutes of yoga, but I don’t have time for 20 minutes of yoga.” So says Anna, a 37-year-old mother of two in Santa Monica, California, and she’s not […]

  • Loyalty Has Its Privileges

    Loyalty is valuable. When you know someone is loyal to you, you want to treat them right. And The Green Solution® is no different – we love all our patrons, but our Loyalty Card members are family. Are you a Loyalty Card member? It’s easy and free to sign up, and membership has its privileges. […]

  • Senior Citizens and Cannabis

    At The Green Solution®, we have the opportunity to serve a wide cross-section of the population – whatever your race, nationality, or gender, we’re happy to see you when you walk in the door, and we’re ready to help you find the perfect product for your needs. While you might be surprised to learn that […]

  • The Green Solution: A Family Affair

    You know and love The Green Solution, but do you know our history? Westword published an article today about our founders that details how your favorite dispensary got its start. Our story starts way back in 2010 in Northglenn, Colorado. Our co-founder Kyle Speidell told Westword that he and his twin brother, Eric, “started working […]

  • Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

    We’ve written previously about the role of women in cannabis, and how 36% of executives in the industry are women compared with 22% in other industries. Newsweek predicts that cannabis could be the first billion-dollar industry not dominated by men. Now there’s a new 85-minute documentary on the subject called “Mary Janes: The Women of […]

  • California Petitions Feds to Remove Cannabis from Schedule I

    California’s legislature has stepped up to the plate in the effort to reclassify cannabis. Last week the California Assembly approved a joint resolution to that effect with a vote of 60 to 10. State Joint Resolution 5 (SJR 5) states that “The Legislature urges the Congress of the United States to pass a law to […]

  • Around the World with Cannabis

    Here at The Green Solution® , we like to keep an eye on global cannabis culture and the rules and regulations that govern our favorite herb in other countries. Last month we took a look at Japan, and this month we turn to South America, and Uruguay specifically. A 2013 measure made Uruguay the first country […]

  • You’re Invited!

    You’re Invited! When: October 7th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: 810 North College Avenue, Ft Collins, CO 80524 What: A Grand Opening Celebration! Who: The Green Solution, Larry and Kathie J, and you! Why: Because Fort Collins deserves the best! The Green Solution® is excited to be opening our first store in Fort […]

  • End of Summer Deals

    There are officially 10 days left in summer, and that might have you feeling a little bummed out. As you pack away the pool toys, swimsuits, and flip-flops and bring out the parkas, fondue pots, and boots, we’d like to remind you that we’re still celebrating summer at The Green Solution. There’s still time to […]

  • California Cannabis Growers Less Than Excited About Legality

    California is on its way to legalized recreational cannabis sales (beginning January 1, 2018), but there are unexpected problems that may jeopardize a smooth roll-out. In the state’s famous Emerald Triangle, which covers Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity counties, there are approximately 32,000 cannabis farmers. Of that staggering number, only about 11 percent (or 3,500) have […]

  • High Times Loves The Green Solution

    High Times is the granddaddy of cannabis magazines, and now we know they love The Green Solution. Last month the original periodical celebrating marijuana and its culture chose the ten best dispensaries in every state (with legalized cannabis sales, of course) – and TGS was chosen as one of Colorado’s finest. Here’s what High Times […]

  • Celebrities and Medical Cannabis

    As medical cannabis emerges from the shadows as a legitimate way to deal with pain and debilitating illness, more and more celebrities are openly talking about their experiences with the herb and its effectiveness in combatting chronic health issues. Whoopi Goldberg has famously touted her love of her vape pen and how it helps her […]

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    Psst…Limited Time Offer, Just for You

    Sometimes there are deals so fantastic that they just can’t last. Take for instance The Green Solution’s Limited Time Offer (LTO) deals on two extra-special products that our Research and Development team has dreamt up. They’re going to go fast, so get yourself to TGS before they’re all gone. Let me break this LTO situation […]

  • Netflix and…Smoke?

    Netflix is really capitalizing on the predilection of some people to enjoy cannabis while they chill and watch the entertainment giant’s programming. First, they’ve introduced a new comedy called “Disjointed” that’s set in a Southern California dispensary. The show was created by David Javerbaum and TV legend Chuck Lorre (who created “Two and a Half […]

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    Labor Day Weekend in Colorado!

    Labor Day Weekend in Colorado – Event Guide Top Picks for an Awesome Weekend – With Cannabis Pairing Suggestions Before you hang up your flip flops and crop tops for the summer season, The Green Solution wants to wish you a very happy Labor Day weekend! We hope you can enjoy one last dip in […]

  • Cannabis and Your Pets

    Cannabis and veterinary medicine have been in the news recently for a couple of disparate reasons – and both highlight the need for more research into the effect of the herb on our animal companions, as well as on humans. First, there’s the reported spike in incidents of pets consuming cannabis and requiring veterinary assistance […]

  • Labor Day Deals and Festivities

    While it’s a little bittersweet to bid farewell to summer, Labor Day (the season’s unofficial end) is the perfect day to shift gears to an autumnal mindset with a celebration. And The Green Solution is here to help you send summer on its way with all the cannabis products and accessories you know and love […]

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